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Hardly, Cannoli... Jacob Send a noteboard - 19/05/2011 02:18:36 PM
First of all, it's canon, not cannon, unless you are referring to the weapon of a Basilisk (I have to stay in character after all).

I am terribly sorry to have offended you by my typo. I have a tendency to type too fast sometimes and not think about the exact spelling of the words as they get hammered out.

Secondly, I have to say this stuff because no one else is. If everyone already agrees with what I think, what is the point of piling on just to get some attention and have people like me because I'm on their side? When stuff is negative, a lot of times, I am the sole voice defending it, if that is what I feel. See, for instance, the discussion of The Warriors Way.

Yes, you are the sole voice of the 'truth'. You like it that way. You often go out of your way to make it that way. You are not some righteous voice of truth in a land full of the mindless, those who simply go along and don't question what it is they consume. Oh, you certainly like to portray it that way, and I think sometimes you probably even believe it to be true. Yet the fact remains, that you offered a rebuke to the 'imaginary' people who enjoy Castle for what it is, little more than a soapy cop drama featuring a contrived star-crossed, mismatched, love story. I don't think most people who enjoy the show are all that confused by what it is. Yet, you feel it necessary to come in and rip apart the show, holding it to the standard of a great American novel, or a concise, detailed study into the human condition. It's neither of these things, and it doesn't pretend to be.

You like to tell people why they are wrong for feeling the way they do about... just about everything. Oh, you couch it as a critique of the thing itself, but you deliver your analysis in mock surprise, and almost as if you're a little offended, that anyone could possibly miss these things you're saying, that you're laying down as an absolute fact. You wade into conversations to try to educate people why they are wrong. The problem is that often you are creating a straw man argument in the first place. Take your recent Thor critique as an example. Your first couple statements was that you didn't know anything about the comic book Thor but had a thorough knowledge of the Mythology. You then spent numerous paragraphs ripping on how a Comic Book movie, attempting to tell the story of the Comic Book character, Thor, got the mythology wrong. You did this, of course, rather than spend 10 minutes to see if the movie got the comic book lore correct.

But you are doing to me, what you are accusing me of doing - ignoring the good and highlighting the bad just to be negative. Think about that. Even if you are right, who's feelings am I hurting, aside from people who hang on my every word but get my teachings wrong?

Cannoli, I know exactly what I am doing. I am confronting a long-time, almost universally agreed upon, MB bully. I am calling out your long pattern of behavior, your callous, and mean-spirited approach to a majority of your interactions on this and previous MBs. You can pretend you think that I am being mean to you. I am being honest with you. I know you to be an intelligent man, one who is fully capable of adding a lot of insight and interesting analysis to many topics. Mostly, you just tell people why they are wrong, and you do it in a way that attempts to shutdown any possible conversation or disagreement with you.
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Ok, Castle was awesome. (no spoilers in my post, but the responses are dirty with 'em!) - 17/05/2011 04:14:01 AM 1073 Views
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